Back in May 2011, I wrote The Case Against Terminal Ippon. Although the idea didn’t gain much traction back then, it’s a good time to revisit this concept with all the talk going on currently about developmental rules and long-term athlete development (LTAD).
The initial finding is over one hundred years old. That finding has been validated by several researchers in the last fifty years. Now, thanks to Outliers, The Talent Code, and Talent is Overrated, the general public is more aware that world-class mastery in any activity requires 10,000 hours of practice over a 10-year period.